PIDSC Young Investigator Award

SNMMI symposium and competition, in association with the Computer and Instrumentation Council, for the best scientific abstracts on computer and instrumentation nuclear medicine. The objectives of the award are to identify promising young investigators working in computer and instrumentation nuclear medicine. To be considered, submitting authors must check the designated box (Consider for YI award?) during their online abstract submissions for the SNMMI Annual Meeting.

Only abstracts submitted to categories within the Instrumentation & Data Analysis track will be considered for the ERF PIDSC Young Investigator Award Symposium.

  • All applicants must be currently enrolled or within five (5) years of a completed certified training program.
  • All former first prize winners are ineligible.
  • Abstracts must be submitted to one of the instrumentation & data analysis track.
  • All applicants must choose "Oral" as the Presentation Type.

Monetary prizes are offered for the above award in the following amounts:

  • 1st Prize:  $500
  • 2nd Prize: $300
  • 3rd Prize: $200


2020 PIDSC Young Investigator Award Winners

1st place: Zhaoheng Xie - "Anatomy-guided PET image reconstruction with deep neural network""

2nd place: Martin Lyngby Lassen - "Aortic valve imaging using 18F-Sodium Fluoride: implications of triple motion correction on test-retest reproducibility"

3rd place: Haewook Park - "NEMA Performance Evaluation of Long Axial Field-of-View Brain PET Insert with 7T MRI Compatibility"

Honorable MentionZiping Liu - "A physics-guided and learning-based estimation method for segmenting 3D DAT-Scan SPECT images"

Honorable MentionTiantian Li - "Deep Learning Based Joint PET Image Reconstruction and Motion Estimation"

Honorable MentionYiran Wang - Effect of dual-input function and dispersion on lung FDG-PET kinetic quantification using the EXPLORER total-body PET/CT scanner


Past PIDSC Young Investigator Award Winners